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    Join us December 12, 2014 at the Badland Golf Club in Las Vegas for our 28th Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament benefiting the ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy. Tournament includes breakfast with an awards luncheon as well as tournament games and complimentary Coors and Pendleton Whiskey products. Click the "read more" button for more information.
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  • Artwork & Spurs Exhibit

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    Current exhibit: “The Artist and the Bucking Horse” and the Ardourel “Bit and Spur Collection.” “The Artist and the Bucking Horse” is a collection of artwork in different mediums with the iconic bucking horse as the subject. The majority of the artwork in this collection was accumulated by Valona Varnum Crowell and donated to the museum in 1983. The other exhibit is a collection of bits and spurs from the Ardourel “Bit and Spur Collection.” Dr. Ralph Ardourel donated his collection, which had been amassed by Rollie Leonard, to the Hall in 1983. Mr. Leonard’s land was the location of the original Boulder Pow Wow. The pieces are from contestants in the Pow Wow.
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    Since 1979, The ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy has been an educational and entertaining museum designed to preserve the legacy of the cowboy contests, the heritage and culture of those original competitions, and the champions of the past, present and future. Without the continue support of sponsors, members, and rodeo enthusiasts, the Hall wouldn't be able to continue it's legacy. Consider donating or becoming a member TODAY!
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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

7th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala – December 1, 2014

28th Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament & Fundraiser – December 12, 2014

Bridal Showcase – January 6, 2015

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You could be the lucky winner of this one-of-a-kind custom ProRodeo Hall of Fame 35th Anniversary Saddle!

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All proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame.

Drawing will take place December 1, 2014 at the Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala in Las Vegas. Need not be present to win. No limit on the number of tickets you can buy.

The saddle is a custom saddle made by Cactus Saddlery. Saddle type is a Ranch Cutter with a 15” seat, a floral border, 2” aluminum with leather bottom stirrups, and 6 saddle strings. Retail value $2,800.

Suggested Donation: $10 or 3 for $25

Saddle drawing tickets can be purchase by calling (719)528-4732 or email stadken@prorodeo.com with contact information. Good luck!

 

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These amazingly beautiful all leather black jackets are from Carroll Original Wear, great PRCA partners. The PRCA and HOF logos adorn each sleeve and the 35th Anniversary logo is across the back. They come in sizes XS to XXXL Get yours today! Stop in and take a look or call (719) 528-4764.HOF 35th Jacket

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COLORADO SRPINGS, Colo. – On the 30th anniversary of the National Finals Rodeo moving to Las Vegas, the man most responsible for bringing it to the desert – Benny Binion – is being honored as the 2014 Legend of ProRodeo at the Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala Dec. 1 at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

“He’d get a big kick out of it, and he’d be proud,” said Brenda Michael, one of Binion’s five children. “He didn’t watch any sports; rodeo was the only entertainment he liked.Benny Binion2

“He liked livestock and bucking horses. He liked the cowboys.”

Binion, who passed away in 1989, was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1988. In 1985, he was named ProRodeo Man of the Year for bringing the NFR to Vegas.

Born in 1901, Binion was nicknamed “Cowboy.” He moved to Las Vegas from his native Texas, where he had raised some of the best bucking horses and bulls in rodeo. He worked for 30 years to bring a big-time rodeo to Vegas, and succeeded in 1985. The 10 days of the Finals each December have become some of the most lucrative for the city.

“He wanted to get it out there for a long time,” Michael said. “He thought that’s where it needed to be. It was better for the rodeo and good for Las Vegas.”

The reception and silent auction will get under way at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 7 o’clock featuring live entertainment by Las Vegas performers and the Legend Award presentation. Tickets are $100 apiece, or $900 for a table of 10. The deadline for reserving tickets is Nov. 24.

Raffle tickets for a 35th anniversary ProRodeo Hall of Fame saddle will be sold at the Gala with the drawing held at the end of the evening. Live auction items included this year are a Massey Ferguson tractor, a 35th anniversary Commemorative Firearms set (No. 1 of 50), a “Spinnin’ in Vegas” bull riding bronze by Steve Miller, a photograph of Lane Frost’s last ride in Cheyenne (Wyo.) and a 35th anniversary Hall of Fame Commemorative Belt Buckle (No. 2 of 35).

All proceeds from the Gala benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs.

 

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